Keeping Overwintering Pests Out Of Your Santa Clarita Home

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Where do you want to be when winter comes into full swing and temperatures drop? Inside your warm home, of course. This is why we have homes, to keep us cozy during the coldest days. The only problem is that many local pests see this benefit and want to share your warmth. We are going to be talking about overwintering pests today and offering you some simple options to combat problems inside your Santa Clarita home. Call CVA Exterminators directly to hear about professional pest control in Santa Clarita to decide if it is best for your home and property. 

What Are Overwintering Pests?

There are lots of different pests here in Santa Clarita. Most local invasive species are more likely to invade homes during the fall and winter months. This does not make them overwintering pests. Overwintering pests are specific creatures that look to your home as a place to spend the winter and not as a permanent dwelling place. Rodents, for example, invade homes during the fall but then stick around after springtime comes. Here is a short list of actual overwintering pests that will not try to stick around come spring.

  • Ladybugs
  • Stink bugs
  • Boxelder bugs
  • Moths
  • Mosquitoes
  • Caterpillars
  • Crickets

Let our team perform a quick inspection to help you identify what types of pests are already inside your home. 

Is It Dangerous To Have Overwintering Pests In My House?

Most overwintering pests in our area do not pose any serious risk to your health. They are mostly a nuisance with their presence and obnoxious activities. The pests you need to be worried about during the fall and winter are those that look to your home as a permanent place to live; this includes cockroaches, rodents, and bed bugs. Cockroaches spread several harmful diseases with their droppings. Rodents do the same but are also a threat because of the parasitic pests they carry in their fur. Bed bugs are less of a direct threat and cause more problems with how they disrupt sleep. With all of this in mind, it is important that you understand that all of these pests are preventable. 

Simple Yet Effective Overwintering Pest Prevention Tips For Your Home

As we head into fall, it is essential that you take some time to make your home less attractive and accessible to overwintering pests. One way to do this is with these DIY pest control strategies.

  • Use silicone caulk to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Make sure your doors, windows, screens, sweeps, and weatherstripping are in good working order.
  • Keep your living areas clean and reduce clutter where you can. 
  • Address moisture problems indoors by fixing leaks, utilizing a dehumidifier, and wiping down surfaces regularly. 
  • Invest in trash cans that have tight-fitting lids.

For even more protection, find a dependable pest control provider to treat your home. For fast and outstanding services, check out our options at CVA Exterminators.

The Best Solution To An Overwintering Pest Infestation In Your Home

It is hard to find a pest control company that properly takes care of you and your home. We do our absolute best to provide honest and effective pest control services at CVA Exterminators. Let our team visit your home and provide an inspection before winter comes into full swing. We will install a lasting treatment to help you avoid overwintering pest infestations this season.

Call now to learn more about our services and schedule your Santa Clarita home for a visit from our team of trained technicians.